I wore my splint for the first time today. It was a bit tricky to put on the first time, but after watching the video on the Tupler Technique website, I was able to get it on. Once on, it felt like a nice, tight bear hug. I wore the splint on my family's outing to the zoo in 95 degree heat and I wasn't horribly uncomfortable and hot while wearing it.
*Keep in mind that I am only 4'11" and short-waisted, so take that into account:
- Easy to don once you get the hang of it
- Comfortable to wear (I wore mine over a maternity camisole)
- My belly and back felt very supported while wearing the splint
- I did not experience any problems with the splint riding up or down
- Since it does not extend past the hips, I had no problem going to the bathroom or changing clothes while wearing it. (though those would be opportune times to readjust the splint to ensure proper fit)
- At $48, it can be cost-prohibitive for some, but seriously, the relief I felt was worth more than $48!
- Because I'm short-waisted, the arms of the splint would get bunched up if I did any sort of bending. (but I shouldn't be bending anyway -- good body mechanics, right?) When this did happen, it was a little lumpy under my clothes.
- If you have your heart set on a white splint, they only come in size L and XL.